Shaping our Sustainable Future

For over 50 years the Faculty of Environment has been dedicated to having a positive impact locally and globally. With interdisciplinary programs and research, our community of students, faculty, alumni, donors and staff make meaningful change happen in the classroom, the office, and in communities around the world. Our vision is to use our unique position as a leading teaching and research institute for the environment to create sustainable solutions needed to address the complex challenges facing our world.

  1. Oct. 4, 2019Merrin Macrae and Visiting Fellow contribute to Journal of Environmental Quality special section on phosphorus
    Merrin Macrae and a team of students looking at a field

    The September-October 2019 issue of the Journal of Environmental Quality contains a special section “Celebrating the 350th Anniversary of Discovering Phosphorus – For Better or Worse”.

  2. Sep. 17, 20192019 Faculty of Environment Alumni Awards announced!
    images of alumni awards recipients

    Twenty-seven exceptional nominees, three prestigious awards, one exciting announcement!

  3. Sep. 5, 2019Arctic Field School 2019 - find out what our adventurous students are doing in the Canadian North
    Students on jetty waving goodbye

    The Department of Geography and Environmental Management's inaugural Arctic Field School is underway. Find out more about what our adventurous group of students, led by our own intrepid Professor Christine Dow, is up to as they chart their way through the Canadian Arctic. Read about the Arctic Field School.

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  1. Nov. 20, 2019Opportunities in Entrepreneurship and Circular Economy
    Bio-En,Full-Circle Foods, James Nugent

    According to the European Parliament, circular economy is a model of production and consumption which involves sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing and recycling existing materials and products as long as possible. In this way, the life cycle of products is extended. 

  2. June 6, 2020Alumni Weekend 2020
    Image of Environment 3 building with text: Save the Date June 6, 2020

    Come back to the University of Waterloo on Saturday, June 6, 2020 to celebrate Alumni Weekend! Revisit the hallways you once called home, reunite with former classmates and professors, and relive your fondest campus memories. 

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